Drawing on the resources developed by Youth Theatre Ireland and Youth Theatre Arts Scotland (YTAS), DYT launched its own Young Critics programme in 2019. DYT members benefit from workshops in the critique of theatre performance before attending professional productions in Dublin. After attending performances, they produce their own response and critique to the production in their chosen medium. The Young Critics programme emphasises critical thinking and an awareness of the aesthetics of theatre, while highlighting the contributions of each department to a production.
In June 2019 DYTers attended Citysong at the Abbey Theatre. Member Ruairí Phelan wrote the following in response: